College football has the same team as the No. 1 team in the polls, at least for a week, as the Mississippi State Bulldogs claimed the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press Poll to go along with their No. 1 ranking in the Amway Coaches Poll that was released earlier Sunday.
The Bulldogs, who stood in a tie with Ole Miss at No. 3 last week, picked up 45 first place votes this week to take the top spot away from Florida State, who received 12 first place votes and dropped to No. 2. Ole Miss stayed at No. 3 and received three first place votes.
For the Bulldogs, this is their first time to stand at the top of the college football landscape, and their journey from unranked to No. 1 is the fastest in the AP Poll's history.
Mississippi State had the quickest rise from an unranked team to No. 1 in the history of the AP poll.— David Brandt (@davidbrandtAP) October 12, 2014
The Bulldogs knocked off then-No. 2 Auburn 38-23 in Starkville Saturday to set the cards in motion to snag the No. 1 spot. Then-No. 1 Florida State took down Syracuse 38-20 on the road, and No. 3 Ole Miss knocked off the then No. 14 Texas A&M Aggies 35-20.
In addition to having two of the top three teams in the nation, the SEC also has No. 6 Auburn, No. 7 Alabama, and No. 10 Georgia in the top-ten. Texas A&M dropped to No. 21.
|1||Mississippi State||Mississippi State||Auburn|
|2||Florida State||Florida State||Ole Miss|
|3||Ole Miss||Ole Miss||Mississippi State|
|5||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Baylor|
|13||Ohio State||Ohio State||Notre Dame|
|14||Kansas State||Kansas State||Michigan State|
|15||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State||Ohio State|
|17||Arizona State||Arizona||Kansas State|
|18||East Carolina||Arizona State||Clemson|
|21||Texas A&M||Texas A&M||USC|